The biggest pest on the farm!!!Graphic

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 7L Farm, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm here in Texas & the hogs are by far our worst pests. They tear our hay fields up to no end. I caught these the other day & gave the hogs to my now best freinds to process & feed their family's. Hogs in Texas are out of control. [​IMG]
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Youch! Great job with the pest extermination though.

    What part of Texas? I'm in Houston, but from Corpus. My son lives on a ranch in Tomball. There isn't much open country around him and he hasn't mentioned wild hogs being there.
     
  3. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yum! They are indeed destructive - hard on wildlife like reptiles and birds too. good job.
     
  4. lighthawk

    lighthawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The state of Michigan recently made it legal to kill any ferral pig anywhere in the state that hunting is permitted. No need for a license or permit. They want to prevent that from happening here. The law was passed as a direct result of what has happened in your state.
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Same "no- laws" here on pigs. They are ruining ALOT of grazing. I've been trapping,but not as much as last year. they are DELICIOUS! [​IMG]
     
  6. puredelite

    puredelite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oooh... looks like a lot of mighty fine eating there! My Dad lives in the western part of La. and feral hogs have been a real problem there for years. They really do a number on his Winter rye grass fields. But now with the hard times in this country folks are thinning them out some ( think bacon & hams)
     
  7. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a problem with them in TN too. That's one of the first thing we were told about when we moved here. We haven't seen any but our neighbors 5 miles away have a horrible time with them.

    Laurie
     
  8. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I heard about that, a guy just killed a wild hog right near us in columbiaville!! I didnt realize they were here much less this close to us!!
     
  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, here in Texas no hunting license required to kill hogs. You can also spot light them at night. We usually call the game warden & let him no that will be out hunting hogs at night so he won't think we are hunting deer. Last year we bought a suppressor for our hog rifle which has helped out its legal as well to eliminate these pest . I built two big hog traps on our proberty & have caught my share.It seems that you catch them & they'll leave for awhile & then come back. They are very tasty but hard to clean. I'm gonna build a big smoker & start making bacon sausage etc. I killed this hog a few years back he weighed over 300 lbs.[​IMG]
     
  10. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job on getting some meat for the freezer. I have two in mine right now and hoping to add a few more. [​IMG]
     

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